Grateful Dead Live at Berkeley Community Theater on 1984-10-30
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Dancin' In The Streets, Dire Wolf, Little Red Rooster, Brown Eyed Women, Cassidy, Tennessee Jed, Let It Grow
Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Far From Me, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues
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|Dancing In The Street|
|Little Red Rooster|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|Let It Grow|
|Scarlet Begonias ->|
|Fire On The Mountain|
|Far From Me|
|Estimated Prophet ->|
|Eyes Of The World ->|
|The Other One ->|
|Stella Blue ->|
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Thanks to Joani Walker and Paul Scotton for the tapes
- 2010-02-21 07:00:34
- Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1/Dolby B) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) -> Samplitude Professional v11.03 -> FLAC/16
- Berkeley, CA
- Run time
- Taped by
- Joani Walker and Paul Scotton
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
Subject: "And listen to the thunder shout...I am"
Yes, 1984 can be hit or miss but come October of this year the band was really quite happening, with Jerry playing some of his best work of the entire year.
This is a classic 1984 show from start to finish and that mean there is plenty of energy from all.
Sings start off in a familiar spot with a welcoming Dancin' in teh Streets and then Jerry gets the sing-a-long going with a tight Dire Wolf.
Bobby start turning up the heat with a out of control Rooster that sets the place on fire. Then they go back to 1972- the last time they played the Community Theatre, with a rousing B.W. Women.
Then the pure magic begins with a stunning and remarkably played Cassidy that is simply attacked by the entire band. It is one of those they can play anything they want moments and this version ranks up with one of the best of the first half of this decade. Then it a joyful return back to 1972 with a excellent Tennessee Jed crooned by Jerry- his voice is slightly rough but he gets the job done and his phasing of his guitar work is stellar.
Then it is the set ending Let it Grow that will simply blow your mind. Versions from the 1980's can suffer from the tempo being too fast and the band really trying to get it it all in synch to create a wall of sound, that rivals- or surpasses the outstanding versions that were standard fare from a decade earlier.
Well they perform one of the top three versions of the early 1980's this night of this set ending jewel in epic fashion- with Jerry leading the charge, as the entire band is in perfect form with Phil being the MVP of the sextet. Jerry is flawless in his attack and is nimble as a fox in his execution. Brent is really playing a peak level as well.
Wow! This audience is stellar in it's dynamic sound too so you are put right on the 50 yeard line.
Set two is really good too, they mix it up with a rare second set Far From me and then they get back to the jamming with a cunning Estimated Prophet. The Eyes is short and fast-wicked fast as we say back in New England.
The post space into a welcomed Other One is powerful and exceptionally played and rivals the Let it Grow in its cosmic execution.
The Stella is sweet but again short and Sugar Mag is good but its does not blow the barn doors wide open, like what would happen the last two shows of this run.
Jerry send off the faithful with an upbeat U.S. Blues.
Subject: Best Aud source
Subject: Warm, fair AUD
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: Party Vibes
Subject: Killer Aud
Check out the Cassidy. When you get jams like that in Cassidy and end with Let It Grow, you know the 2nd set is going to be good.
I'm giving 5* for the combination of playing and Aud. sound quality and because fall '84 was one of those amazing tours where so many of the shows were good. I only got to see 2 but the tapes bear it all out.
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